Murjan Caravansarai

Coordinates: 33°20′19″N 44°23′33″E / 33.3386°N 44.3925°E / 33.3386; 44.3925

Murjan Caravansarai

The Murjan Caravansarai (Arabic: خان مرجان‎) is a building in the souq of Baghdad, Iraq. The structure was first built in the 14th century as a caravanserai, an inn for traveling merchants, whose center was a hall more than 13 metres (43 ft) high.[1] The crenellated arches of brick and perforated windows make this a notable piece of architecture.

The building was reputedly in a state of disrepair for over two centuries, with waist-high flood water from the Tigris standing in the famous hallway. By the mid-1980s, the building had been restored and was in use as a restaurant.[1][2]



  1. ^ a b Scherping, Jan (2002). Unbekannter Irak. National Geographic De. p. 219. ISBN 9783934385870. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  2. ^ Docherty, J. P. (1988). Iraq. Chelsea House. ISBN 9780791000946. Retrieved 15 September 2012.